HERBS & OILS

Can herbs for menopause improve your menopause condition?

When you're young, you're healthy and strong. But now, when you enter menopause stage, suddenly you get these symptoms:
Restless
Dry skin
Hot flash
Insomnia
Vaginal inflammation

These are menopause symptoms faced by some women between 47 and 53 years old. Some symptoms are unbearable. So they choose to take hormone pill. But do you know the side effects associated with this treatment?

Are there any alternative herbs for menopause to improve those symptoms naturally without any side effects?
 
Menopause syndromes
Menopause happens when ovary function starts to decline. Thus, female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone slowly reduce, increasing the risk of:
High blood pressure
Heart disease
Stroke
Osteoporosis
Degenerative Arthritis

According to statistic, bone density will decrease by 2% to 3% in the first 2 to 3 years of menopause. After 10 years, it will decrease by 15% to 50%, causing serious osteoporosis. So how to improve this condition?
 
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Conventional treatment uses female Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to improve menopausal syndromes. Improvement can be felt within a few days.

However, the Journal of American Medical Association reported that consumption of female hormones increases the chance of suffering from breast cancer, heart attack and stroke.
The risk of getting cervical cancer for woman who takes hormone pills for 1 to 5 years is 5 times higher compared to those who do not take it. After taking the pills for 7 years, the risk is 18 times higher.
So what are the alternative supplements and herbs for menopause? Nature provides us the answers.
 
Nature's gift to woman
Soy isoflavones extracted from soy bean is a type of phytoestrogen with similar functions as female hormones. Therefore, soy isoflavones replenish woman’s hormone to naturally improve menopause syndrome and reduce risk of diseases associated with menopause.
 
Gift from Queen Bee
Bee Royal Jelly is also known to contain high concentration of natural hormones. Royal Jelly helps to improve menopause syndrome and improve vaginal dampness. Constant consumption can enhance body rejuvenation, enhance immune system and keeps your skin glittering smooth.
Besides this, what other herbs for menopause that help to improve your body condition and reduce diseases associated with menopause?
 
Ganoderma Lucidum herbs for menopause
Ganoderma Lucidum herb contains Triterpenes that clears blood vessels from unwanted cholesterol and fats deposits. Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP) in Ganoderma herb effectively improves blood circulation and removes blood clot.
Therefore, this herb can reduce the risk of getting cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
 
Cordyceps Sinensis herbs for menopause
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Cordyceps Sinensis can enhance kidney and lung energy. According to TCM, kidney supports bones.
Therefore, Cordyceps Sinensis can prevent and improve bone problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis. It also improves body condition due to aging process.
 
No more worry for Menopause
With herbs for menopause such as Ganoderma Lucidum and Cordyceps Sinensis combined with natural supplements like Soy Isoflavones and Royal Jelly, many menopause woman can lead a healthy and normal lifestyle.
Together with sufficient exercise and healthy emotion, menopause is no longer a disturbing aging problem.


7 Essential Oils That May Help Those Living with Dementia 
Source: Alzheimers.net

Here are oils that have been shown to be effective in treating and controlling different symptoms of dementia:

1. Lavender
Lavender is thought to be calming and able to balance strong emotions. It has also been used to help with depression, anger and irritability, and can help in some cases of insomnia. Lavender can be directly inhaled, used a massage oil or sprayed on linens.

2. Peppermint
Peppermint is an energizer and can be used to stimulate the mind and calm nerves at the same time. Best used in the morning, peppermint oil can be inhaled directly, diffused in a room, used as a massage oil, sprayed in the air or even placed in a bath.

3. Rosemary
Similar to peppermint, Rosemary is an uplifting oil used to stimulate the mind and body. It may even improve cognitive performance and mood. Rosemary has also been known to ease constipation, symptoms of depression and also reinvigorate the appetite. Rosemary oil can be directly inhaled, diffused through a room or used as a spray.

4. Bergamot
Bergamot can be used to relive anxiety, agitation, mild depression and stress. This mood elevating and calming oil can also be used to relieve insomnia. To use bergamot oil, place a few drops in a bath, use as a massage oil, diffuse through a room or use a spray on clothing or linens.

5. Lemon Balm
While lemon oil may be among the more expensive oils, it is also one of the most studied and more effective oils. It has been shown to help calm and relax people who are dealing with anxiety and insomnia, improve memory and ease indigestion. Lemon oil can be dropped into a bath, inhaled directly, diffused, sprayed or applied directly to the skin as a massage oil.

6. Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang oil can help ease depression while also promoting good sleep. This is a great oil not only for a person living with Alzheimer’s, but also for caregivers struggling with restlessness and lack of sleep. Ylang Ylang is often combined with lemon oil and can be placed in a bath, inhaled, diffused or sprayed.

7. Ginger
Ginger oil is helpful for anyone struggling with digestion issues. Commonly used to treat a loss of appetite and constipation, ginger can help promote good eating habits. Ginger oil can be applied directly to the skin as an abdominal massage, inhaled, diffused, sprayed or placed on a compress.

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